The Alfred State College women's basketball team fell 74-69 to a hot shooting Medaille JV squad in their 2011 opener. The Lady Pioneers head into WNYAC play with a 10-5 mark.
Medaille connected on 11 out of 27 three-point attempts as they held on to hold off a late Lady Pioneers rally. The Mavericks led 44-33 at half but saw the lead shrink to three in the final minutes.
Tara Caples led Medaille with 21 points and 12 reobunds while Brianna Johnson was 5 for 6 from three to chip in 15 points off the bench. Taneda Travis recorded a double-double with 10 points and 14 boards.
Amie Brooks (Pavilion) led the Lady Pioneers with 19 points while Shadeeka Campbell (Brooklyn/William Grady) had a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Camille Romero (Queens Village/Mary Louis) came off the bench and finished with 14.
The blue & gold head to Jamestown CC on Saturday for a 1 p.m. showdown with the Lady Jayhawks to open up conference play.